Does masturbation cause hair loss?

Basically no. I’m sure you’ll be glad to hear. When you masturbate your testosterone levels rise temporarily, but then fall back down to normal levels almost immediately afterwards. The same thing happens with most forms of exercise, particularly with compound movements like squats, or intense exertion like sprinting.

The argument is that continued fapping will ultimately raise the amount of testosterone in your body. This simply not true. And even if it were true a raised testosterone level does not necessarily lead to increased 5a-Reductase activity. And it’s this 5a-R activity that level that dictates how much of your testosterone is converted into Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is the testosterone byproduct that weakens your hair follicles. Interestingly your 5a-R activity can increase naturally as you age, and your testosterone levels can dip. 

If you want more evidence that masturbating does not cause hair loss let’s look at the clinical studies. There are none. There are no clinical studies that have been conducted to date that seek to determine what the long term effects of strumming ones fiddle has on testosterone production. You’ll find that most well founded theories have various clinical studies attached to them. Such as suppressing 5a-R activity with drugs like Finasteride, or increasing blood flow with products like Minoxidil . The Minoxidil market size is valued at $880 million a year. Hair loss products is big business, so if an argument is worth exploring you can bet some form of clinical studies will be conducted.

Lastly masturbating can actually be good for you, it certainly has no negative side effects. And abstaining can be bad for you. So crack on!